Many people struggle to get by, even working multiple jobs. Family-sustaining income is a cornerstone of financial stability: the key to paying the rent, putting food on the table, and affording childcare and transportation. It is also the springboard to longer term asset building strategies such as saving to buy a home, sending kids to college, and saving for retirement.
United Way of Pickens County partners with the local community to develop resources and opportunities to help individuals and families become financially stable and independent. In 2016, the Financial Stability Impact Council developed a new program, Dollars and Sense, to formalize our approach to making an impact in Pickens County through financial literacy.
Through our efforts:
- Individuals are provided with the skills needed to get a job.
- Individuals learn to manage personal finances to ensure financial stability.
AmeriCorps members are the heart of our Financial Stability work. Learn more.
Income Tax Assistance
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and MyFreeTaxes.com programs offers free tax help to qualified individuals. Learn more.
SC Benefit Bank
The Benefit Bank provides easy access to a “bank” of resources and assists people in filling out applications for multiple resources, all at one location. No longer do people have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to them. To find Benefit Bank locations in Pickens County, contact us.
Money Smart is a financial education program from the FDIC designed to teach individuals money management skills such as banking, saving, building credit, using loans, and buying a home. Learn more.
Coast2Coast Rx Card
Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card available for download. Cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs. All members of a family can use the card which is always free and can be used immediately after downloading. There are no age, income or other exclusions, and no forms to fill out. Simply take the card to a participating pharmacy to start saving today. Download.
SC Works Access Point
United Way of Pickens County serves as an SC Works Access Point for job search services. We offer access to a computer and many of the core services you would find at the comprehensive and satellite SC Works Workforce Centers. For more information, contact us.
For more information about the Financial Stability programs offered through United Way of Pickens County, contact Jeremy Price, 864-850-7094, ext. 133.